The Gits: San Francisco Women's Film Festival Presents Documentary Screening
The last date listed for The Gits was Sunday, Apr 5, 2009 / 2:00pm.
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Igor Stravinsky hit music like a thunderclap. With Petrushka (1911) and The Rite of Spring (1913)… More
directed by Tomiko Jones (USA, 2008, 5 min, Experimental/Documentary)
A woman transforms by shearing her luscious locks.
directed by Sharon Katz (Canada, 2008, 5 min, Animation)
In an animated short film about surveillance and disposable identities as a woman is profiled by a behavior detection device searching for otherness. _Profile _ looks at how we are forced to use masks in order to protect ourselves from madnesses built into our society.
Down and Derby
directed by Sarah Boothroyd (Canada, 2008, 5 min, Documentary)
Fishnet stockings, tattoos and roller skates: a short profile of Ottawa’s roller derby queen.
directed by Kerri O’Kane (USA, 2007, 70 min, Documentary)
_ The Gits_ chronicles the tragic story of one of the most influential bands to emerge from the Seattle music underground. With an innovative sound that coupled hardcore punk with heartfelt blues, the Gits were poised to break into mainstream, but they could never achieve the success of contemporaries Nirvana or Pearl Jam, because on July 7, 1993 singer Mia Zapata was found murdered – apparent victim of rape/homicide.
It was a crime unsolved when director Kerri O’Kane began shooting her debut feature. In the interim, however, fans, friends and celebrities like Joan Jett and Nirvana helped raise money to reopen what had become a cold case file. Mia’s death had reverberated throughout the music community, and unprecedentedly Mia’s killer was brought to justice as the cameras rolled.